Metta Fund

Aging Intersections Funder Network

Aging Intersections seeks to advance equity in aging.

We are the first collaborative focused on equity in aging, using an intersectional approach that seeks to call out age in philanthropy’s efforts to advance justice.

A lifetime of inequity—whether racial, economic, or gender-based— is compounded in old age.

There is now a profound demographic shift underway. Across the nation, adults 65 and older are the fastest-growing age group. Here in California, the older adult population is expected to increase by at least 40 percent by 2030. Along with this increase in population will also come increased inequity amongst older people. Embedded ageism has further prevented us from harnessing the assets and talents of older adults, advocating for equitable public policy, and preparing our systems and infrastructure as we age.

Aging Intersections is a growing new network formed out of a recognition that philanthropy can do more to erase the disadvantages that older adults– both from communities of color, and those who are economically insecure – face in our society. The Network is focused on supporting direct service provision and transforming the systems that support our diverse communities as we age. We are the first collaborative focused on equity in aging, using an intersectional approach that seeks to call out age in philanthropy’s efforts to advance justice.

Aging Intersections is a growing new network seeking to address the disadvantages that older adults– both from communities of color, and those who are economically insecure – face in our society.

Aging Intersections is a new funder network in Northern California that provides an opportunity for funders to actively learn, express challenges, and develop collective solutions, on a variety of issues that intersect and impact older adults through quarterly learning events.

Sept 1, 2020

10:00am-12:00pm PDT

Webinar: Homelessness in Older Adults: A Crisis Emerged

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Resources

Access research findings, presentation materials, and summaries of past meetings.

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Members

The network is currently growing.

Interested in Joining Us?

If you represent a Northern California funder with an interest in advancing equity in aging, please be in touch.

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